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2013-2014学年四川成都南片区六校联考高二上学期期中考试英语试卷(带解析)

适用年级:高二 | 试卷年份:2013年 | 省份:四川 | 试卷类型:期中考试 | 上传日期:累计组卷次数 | 下载word版

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阅读下面短文,并按照题目要求用英语回答问题(请注意问题后的词数要求)。
My name is Clara. I still remember that chilly December day, sitting in science class. I had finished a worksheet early and picked up a TIME for Kids magazine. A piece of news caught my eye: NASA (美国宇航局) was holding an essay contest to name its Mars rover (火星探测器). Before I even knew anything else about it, a single word flooded my 11-year-old mind, Curiosity.
I couldn’t wait for the bell to ring so I could get started on my essay. That afternoon, I raced home, sat down at the computer, and typed until my fingers ached. “Curiosity is an everlasting flame that burns in everyone’s mind…”
Five months later, my mom received a phone call, and immediately, a wide smile spread across her face.
On August 5, 2012, at 10: 31pm, the rover named Curiosity touched down safely on the surface of Mars, and I was honored to have a front-row seat in NASA.
Curiosity is such an important part of who I am. I have always been fascinated by the stars, the planets, the sky and the universe. I remember as a little girl, my grandmother and I would sit together in the backyard for hours. She would tell me stories and point out the stars. Grandma lived in China, thousands of miles away from my home in Kansas, but the stars kept us together even when we were apart. They were always there, yet there was so much I didn’t know about them. That’s what I love so much about space.
People often ask me why we go to faraway places like Mars. My answer is simple because we’re curious. We human beings do not just hole up in one place. We are constantly wondering and trying to find out what’s over the hill and beyond the horizon.
【小题1】How did the author get the news about the essay contest? (within 7 words)
        
【小题2】In which year was the author born according to the passage? (within 2 words)
       
【小题3】Why did author have a front-row seat in NASA? (within 10 words)
       
【小题4】What does the author remember about the time spent with Grandma? (within 15 words)[
       
【小题5】What does the underlined phrase “hole up” in the last paragraph probably mean? (1 word)
       

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Remember to take a breath of ______ fresh air and have some exercise each day. It will make ______ difference.

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— Dressed in a red coat, he is like a girl rather than a boy.
— ______ I didn’t recognize him.
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Chang’e­2 did many experiments, ______ I think are of much help for knowing space.

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— Could I have the small table by the window?
— Sorry, sir. It ______ in advance.

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So far as I am concerned, he is a determined man and on no account ______ die easily.

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There are several people who have called _______ the advertisement we placed in yesterday’s newspaper.

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Don’t take ______ for granted that he will agree with you on the subject.

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In this country it is required that anyone who wants to settle here ______ to pass this kind of test.

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You will find the game is not so difficult to play ______ you understand its rules.

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The building, ______ in the shape of an egg, is now just for tourists.

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In 1970, at the age of 35, my father was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. There was not much     done at that time and my father had to rely on the medication and treatment that were     at that time. But one thing was     , my father was not a quitter. He was a teacher who      children with special educational needs in Chicago Public High School. Every day we would hear     about “his kids”. These “kids” did not usually     my sister and I.
One day, my father arrived at his school and walked up the    for his first period. He was having a very      day because the disease was really taking everything out of him. He      once and bruised (擦伤) his knee but he still kept going.       did he know that someone was watching.
As the day     his steps began to get a little lighter. At the end of the day, he was about to leave     a young girl entered his office. He had met her in the hallway but she was not one of his     . He asked what he could do for her and she said, “I just wanted to thank you for    my life.”
He looked at her and couldn’t      what he had done. She then went on     . “When I got up this morning, I felt as if I was at the end of my     and ready to kill myself. But when I saw you trying to go up the stairs and then you fell, I felt   and the feeling of sadness just kept getting    . And now you are walking as     as ever. It’s really true that everything will get better as the days go on.”

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I am a psychologist. I first met Timothy, a quiet, overweight eleven-year-old boy, when his mother brought him to me to discuss his declining grades. A few minutes with Timothy were enough to confirm that his self-esteem(自尊) and general happiness were falling right along with them. I asked about Timothy’s typical day. He awoke every morning at six thirty so he could reach his school by eight and arrived home around four thirty each afternoon. He then had a quick snack, followed by either a piano lesson or a lesson with his math tutor. He finished dinner at 7 pm, and then he sat down to do homework for two to three hours. Quickly doing the math in my head, I found that Timothy spent an average of thirteen hours a day at a writing desk.
What if Timothy spent thirteen hours a day at a sewing machine instead of a desk? We would immediately be shocked, because that would be called children being horribly mistreated. Timothy was far from being mistreated, but the mountain of homework he faced daily resulted in a similar consequence —he was being robbed of his childhood. In fact, Timothy had no time to do anything he truly enjoyed, such as playing video games, watching movies, or playing board games with his friends.
Play, however, is a crucial part of healthy child development. It affects children’s creativity, their social skills, and even their brain development. The absence of play, physical exercise, and free­from social interaction takes a serious toll on many children. It can also cause significant health problems like childhood obesity, sleep problems and depression.
Experts in the field recommend the minutes children spend on their homework should be no more than ten times the number of their grade level. As a fifth­grader, Timothy should have no more than fifty minutes a day of homework (instead of three times that amount). Having an extra two hours an evening to play, relax, or see a friend would soundly benefit any child’s life quality.
【小题1】What does the underlined word “them” in the first paragraph probably refer to?

A.Timothy’s parents.+ _3 R8 P3 `5 N6 P* g2 J1 F6 j4 B7 U( hB.Timothy’s grades.+ _3 R8 P3 `5 N6 P* g2 J1 F6 j4 B7 U( h
C.Psychologists.+ _3 R8 P3 `5 N6 P* g2 J1 F6 j4 B7 U( hD.The students.+ _3 R8 P3 `5 N6 P* g2 J1 F6 j4 B7 U( h
【小题2】What did the writer think of Timothy after learning about his typical day?
A.Timothy was very hard­working.+ _3 R8 P3 `5 N6 P* g2 J1 F6 j4 B7 U( h
B.Timothy was being mistreated.+ _3 R8 P3 `5 N6 P* g2 J1 F6 j4 B7 U( h
C.Timothy had a heavy burden.+ _3 R8 P3 `5 N6 P* g2 J1 F6 j4 B7 U( h
D.Timothy was enjoying his childhood.+ _3 R8 P3 `5 N6 P* g2 J1 F6 j4 B7 U( h
【小题3】Which of the following statements best describes the writer’s opinion?
A.Children should be allowed enough time to play.+ _3 R8 P3 `5 N6 P* g2 J1 F6 j4 B7 U( h
B.Playing board games works better than playing video games.+ _3 R8 P3 `5 N6 P* g2 J1 F6 j4 B7 U( h
C.The more they play, the more creative children will become.+ _3 R8 P3 `5 N6 P* g2 J1 F6 j4 B7 U( h
D.The depression caused by homework makes children unwilling to play.+ _3 R8 P3 `5 N6 P* g2 J1 F6 j4 B7 U( h
【小题4】According to the passage, how long should a third­grader spend a day doing homework?
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B.No more than twenty minutes.+ _3 R8 P3 `5 N6 P* g2 J1 F6 j4 B7 U( h
C.No more than thirty minutes.+ _3 R8 P3 `5 N6 P* g2 J1 F6 j4 B7 U( h
D.About fifty minutes.+ _3 R8 P3 `5 N6 P* g2 J1 F6 j4 B7 U( h

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Cast your mind back to the past twenty years and hardly did anyone have their own email account. The Internet had just taken off in 1991 and people were only using office and PC­based email exchanges.
In the mid 1990s external email providers appeared. The most famous of these was Hotmail, the first free email provider and web­based email service. Sabeer Bhatia and Jack Smith launched Hotmail on July 4, 1996. And Microsoft took note of and bought Hotmail for $400 million on December 30, 1997, a nice birthday present for Bhatia who turned 29 that day. It was relaunched as MSN Hotmail and in 2007 was relaunched again as Windows Live Hotmail.
Fast forward the present day and most of us have at least a personal web­based email account. It seems impossible to live without them. One of the biggest advantages of email is the fact that communication has become so much easier, especially with those across different time zones. Email takes seconds to send a message whereas letters, as we used to communicate by, could take weeks. Of course there was the fax, that beeping invention from the 1980s, but it wasn’t as secure as email and you never knew if the person on the other end had picked up your fax or if it had got lost somewhere in the office.
In conclusion, one of the best inventions from the 1990s has to be email. But sometimes people are too closely connected to their email and have a compulsion to check it several times a day. At work, people have become lazy and instead of going to speak to the person sitting next to them, they send an email,causing an in box to pile up with more time spent reading email and responding rather than working. Clearly, an invention that saved time because of its quick and speedy connection can now also cause us to waste a lot of time.
【小题1】The earliest web-based email came into being probably _______.

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【小题2】The author mentions “fax” in the third paragraph in order to tell us that _______.
A.it is exactly as good as email: E; W& G3 U5 M' M. W! Z
B.it is much better than email: E; W& G3 U5 M' M. W! Z
C.it is less convenient than email: E; W& G3 U5 M' M. W! Z
D.it is easier and faster than email: E; W& G3 U5 M' M. W! Z
【小题3】The underlined word “compulsion” in Paragraph 4 probably means “_______”.
A.strong desire: E; W& G3 U5 M' M. W! ZB.common sense: E; W& G3 U5 M' M. W! ZC.special curiosity: E; W& G3 U5 M' M. W! ZD.general idea: E; W& G3 U5 M' M. W! Z
【小题4】Which is the main idea of the last paragraph?
A.We should check email boxes frequently.: E; W& G3 U5 M' M. W! Z
B.Lazy people like sending an email.: E; W& G3 U5 M' M. W! Z
C.Email brings us great convenience.: E; W& G3 U5 M' M. W! Z
D.Good inventions also cause problems.: E; W& G3 U5 M' M. W! Z

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The UK has a well-respected higher education system and some of the top universities and research institutions in the world. But to those who are new to it all, sometimes it can be confusing.
October is usually the busiest month in the college calendar. Universities have something called Freshers’ Week for their newcomers. It’s a great opportunity to make new friends, join lots of clubs and settle into university life.
However, having just left the comfort of home and all your friends behind, the prospect (前景) of meeting lots of strangers in big halls can be nerve-wracking (令人焦虑不安的). Where do you start? Who should you make friends with? Which clubs should you join?
Luckily, there will be thousands of others in the same boat as you worrying about starting their university social life on the right foot. So just take it all in slowly. Don’t rush into anything that you’ll regret for the next three years.
Here are some top advice from past students on how to survive Freshers’ Week:
● Learn rules. Make sure you know British social etiquette (礼节). Have a few wine glasses and snacks handy for your housemates and friends.
● Be kind. Sometimes cups of tea or even slices of toast can give you a head start in making friends.
● Be sociable. The more active you are, the more likely you’ll be to meet new people than if you’re someone who never leaves his room.
● Bring a doorstop. Keep your door open when you’re in and that sends positive messages to your neighbors that you’re friendly.
So with a bit of clever planning and effort, Freshers’ Week can give you a great start to your university life and soon you’ll be passing on your experience to next year’s freshers.
【小题1】We can learn from the passage that ______.

A.Freshers’ Week usually comes in September in UK2 [' Y6 e( E! e* T9 U! \ 
B.all the students are required to join certain clubs in UK2 [' Y6 e( E! e* T9 U! \ 
C.many freshers are worried about how to fit university life2 [' Y6 e( E! e* T9 U! \ 
D.most of the students in the UK spend three years in universities2 [' Y6 e( E! e* T9 U! \ 
【小题2】Why does the author suggest having wine glasses and snacks handy?
A.To pass the busy university life.2 [' Y6 e( E! e* T9 U! \ 
B.To help make friends with other freshers.2 [' Y6 e( E! e* T9 U! \ 
C.To show yourself a drinker as others.2 [' Y6 e( E! e* T9 U! \ 
D.To enjoy the time in a happy way.2 [' Y6 e( E! e* T9 U! \ 
【小题3】The main purpose of the passage is to _______.
A.tell the newcomers how to make a new start in universities2 [' Y6 e( E! e* T9 U! \ 
B.introduce something about higher education system of the UK2 [' Y6 e( E! e* T9 U! \ 
C.inform the freshers of British social etiquette2 [' Y6 e( E! e* T9 U! \ 
D.advise the freshmen how to behave well in the beginning2 [' Y6 e( E! e* T9 U! \ 

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This is a true story of how my car got stuck in water and how a stranger helped me during the worst rain storm.
Last Sunday, the sky was grey when I woke up. The weather report said rain was coming, but I couldn’t stay home just because of rain.
Around 8:00 am I had a doctor’s appointment. It wasn’t raining then. At 9:00 I left the doctor’s office to drive to work, and it was raining hard. I just had to go about 5-6 miles down one main road to get to a nearby school, where I could stay until the rain ended. Unfortunately, the road in front of the school was flooded, and my car stopped in the middle.
“Who is going to save me?” I wondered. I shut off the engine and turned on my flashers (车灯). I called 911. They were not helpful. I called my husband, even though he couldn’t come and help me. I was also very close to a police station. But I never saw even one police car. I decided to get out of the car, since it was still pouring.
My best decision of the day had been to wear rain boots. I took my umbrella and quickly got out and ran across the street to a shelter.
Before long, a tow truck(拖车) happened to pass by the street. The driver kindly offered to help me. At that moment, I really needed car pulled out quickly, so I trusted the stranger. He pulled my car and drove me home. After he had dropped my car off, he also helped me check the engine. He said the engine was most likely flooded, but fortunately there was no water inside the car.
Although many years have passed, I still remember that stormy day and the warm-hearted stranger clearly.
【小题1】How was the weather when the author got up?

A.Rainy.B.Cloudy.C.Windy.D.Sunny.
【小题2】Which of the following is the correct order about the things that the author did?
① Drove to work.                      ② Drove to the doctor’s office.
③ Ran to a shelter.                      ④ Called 911 for help.
A.②①④③B.②③①④C.①②④③D.①③②④
【小题3】What did the author do after her car had got stuck in the water?
A.She turned off her flashers.
B.She tried to restart the engine.
C.She went to the police station nearby.
D.She got out of her car.
【小题4】How did the stranger help the author?
A.He lent his car to her.
B.He pulled her car out of the water.
C.He drove her to school.
D.He helped her fix her engine.

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As a child I dreamed of become a movie star, while my best friend Jim wants to be a director. One day he asked me that I wanted to star in a movie he was making. It based on the story of another friend of ours, Kate. She once gets lost in a forest, but managed to find his way home. It was an interesting story, so the movie never got off the ground because of we didn’t even have a camera. In fact, we just wanted to playing games in the forest. However, it is one of the most unforgettable childhood memory I have.

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假如你是李华,是你校爱心俱乐部(the Loving Heart Club)的成员。最近,你校学生会拟招聘五名英语志愿者教师,你对此很感兴趣。现请你根据以下要点提示,用英语写一封申请信,向学生会申请这份工作。
1. 写信目的;
2. 自我简介;
3. 你的竞聘优势;
4. 你对这份工作的认识。
注意:
1. 文中不得出现真实的人名、地名等信息;
2. 词数:100左右(书信的开头和结尾已经给出,不计入总词数)。
Dear the Students’ Union,
                                                                                           
                                                                                           
                                                                                           
                                                                                           
Yours sincerely,
Li Hua

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